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Tobacco in Australia 

A comprehensive review of the major issues in smoking and health in Australia, compiled by the Cancer Council Victoria.  Production of editions 2 to 4 of this publication has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Ongoing updating is also being funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, with contributions from Cancer Councils in all states and territories, Quit, NSW Health, ACT Health, and ACOSH. 

This work has been produced with the objective of bringing about a reduction in death and disease caused by tobacco use. Much of it has been derived from other published sources and these should be quoted where appropriate. The text may be freely reproduced and figures and graphs (except where reproduced from other sources) may be used, giving appropriate acknowledgement to Cancer Council Victoria.

Editors and authors of this work have tried to ensure that the text is free from errors or inconsistencies. However in a resource of this size it is probable that some irregularities remain. Please notify Cancer Council Victoria if you become aware of matters in the text that require correction.

Suggested citation

Greenhalgh, EM, Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; 2022. Available from www.TobaccoInAustralia.org.au

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<Author(s) of relevant chapter section>, <Name of chapter section> in Greenhalgh, EM, Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH [editors]. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; <Date last updated>. Available from <url of relevant chapter or section>

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  • Section 3.9 Increased susceptibility to infection in smokers, updated April 2022
  • Section 5.13.3 Products and packaging created to appeal to new users, updated April 2022
  • Section 15.6 Smoking bans in the home and car, updated April 2022
  • Section 18B.10 Key Australian and international position statements on e-cigarettes, health, and options for regulation, updated April 2022
  • Section 14.3 Public education campaigns to discourage smoking: the Australian experience, updated April 2022
  • Section 1.10 Prevalence of smoking in other high-risk sub-groups of the population, updated March 2022
  • Section 18B.3 Prevalence of e-cigarette use, updated March 2022
  • Section 11A.6 International flow-on effects, updated March 2022
  • Section 9.8 Are current strategies to discourage smoking in Australia inequitable?, updated March 2022
  • Section 2.4 Expenditure on tobacco products, updated March 2022
  • Appendix 1.16 Public perceptions of tobacco as a drug, and public opinion regarding tobacco control policies, updated March 2022
  • Section 9.9 Are there inequalities in access to and use of treatment for dependence on tobacco-delivered nicotine?, updated March 2022
  • Section 9.3  Contribution of smoking to health inequality, updated March 2022
  • Section 10.14 Ethical issues related to tobacco farming and production, updated March 2022
  • Section 18B.14 Policies and programs to reduce e-cigarette use among young people and non-smokers, updated February 2022
  • Section 18.4 Reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes, updated February 2022
  • Section 2.5 Industry sales figures as estimates for consumption, updated February 2022
  • Section 10A.7 Mechanisms of influence—political lobbying, updated February 2022
  • Section 13.0 Introduction to the pricing and taxation of tobacco products in Australia, updated January 2022
  • Section 13.2 Tobacco taxes in Australia, updated January 2022
  • Section 13.3 The price of tobacco products in Australia, updated January 2022
  • Section 13.10 Arguments against tax increases promoted by the tobacco industry, updated January 2022
  • Appendix 1.15 Understanding the tobacco industry, updated January 2022
  • Section 1.3 Prevalence of smoking—adults, updated December 2021
  • Section 18B.7 Population-level benefits and harms of increasing e-cigarette use, updated December 2021
  • Section 18B.6 Effects of e-cigarette use on smoking, updated December 2021
  • Section 17.2 The costs and benefits of smoking to the Australian economy, updated December 2021
  • Section 1.4 Prevalence of smoking—young adults, updated December 2021
  • Section 1.5 Prevalence of smoking—middle-aged and older adults, updated December 2021
  • Section 3.30 Total burden of death and disease attributable to tobacco by disease category, updated December 2021
  • Section 18B.3 Prevalence of e-cigarette use, updated December 2021
  • Section 15.7 Legislation to ban smoking in public spaces, updated November 2021
  • Section 18B.13 Cessation interventions for e-cigarette users, updated November 2021
  • Section InDepth 11B: Licensing of tobacco sellers, updated November 2021
  • Section 11.9 Retail promotion and access, updated November 2021
  • Section 10.16 The environmental impact of tobacco use, updated November 2021
  • Section 13.6 Revenue from tobacco taxes in Australia, updated October 2021
  • Section 1.10 Prevalence of smoking in other high-risk sub-groups of the population, updated October 2021
  • Section 7.19 Interventions for particular groups, updated October 2021
  • Section 18B.8 Legal status in Australia, updated October 2021
  • Section 15.7 Legislation to ban smoking in public spaces, updated October 2021
  • Section 9.2 Trends over time in smoking among priority populations in Australia, updated October 2021
  • Section 7.11 Smoking cessation and pregnancy, updated September 2021
  • Section 8.4 Smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and teenagers, updated September 2021
  • Section 10.15 The environmental impact of tobacco production, updated September 2021
  • Section 9.6 Smoking, ill health, financial stress and smoking-related poverty among highly disadvantaged groups, updated September 2021
  • Section 8.3 Prevalence of tobacco use among Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders, updated September 2021
  • Section 9.1 Socio-economic position and disparities in tobacco exposure and use, updated September 2021
  • Section 19.0 Background to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, updated September 2021
  • Section 19.1 WHO FCTC Governance Framework, updated September 2021
  • Section 19.2 Implications of the WHO FCTC for Australia, updated September 2021
  • Section 19.4 Obligations relating to demand reduction for tobacco products, updated September 2021
  • Section 19.5 Obligations relating to supply-reduction for tobacco products, updated September 2021
  • Section 19.7 Obligations regarding international cooperation and exchange of information and resources, updated September 2021
  • Section 19.8 Enforcement of the WHO FCTC, updated September 2021
  • Section 19.9 Impact of the WHO FCTC and role in the context of global governance, updated September 2021
  • Section 17.2 The costs and benefits of smoking to the Australian economy, updated September 2021
  • Section 13.2 Tobacco taxes in Australia, updated September 2021
  • Section 18.3 Smoking reduction, updated September 2021
  • Section 3.8 Child health and maternal smoking before and after birth, updated September 2021
  • Section 3.7 Pregnancy and smoking, updated September 2021
  • Section 11A.6 International flow-on effects, updated September 2021
  • Section 13.3 The price of tobacco products in Australia, updated August 2021
  • Section 3.11 Dental diseases, updated August 2021
  • Section 3.1 Smoking and cardiovascular disease, updated August 2021
  • Section 16.5 Legal cases initiated by tobacco industry, updated August 2021
  • Section 18B.12 Influences on the uptake of e-cigarettes, updated August 2021
  • Section 4.10 Cancers of other sites,updated July 2021
  • Section 3.9 Increased susceptibility to infection in smokers, updated July 2021
  • Section 11A.6 International flow-on effects, updated July 2021
  • Section 3.21 Health effects of young people who smoke, updated July 2021
  • Section 18B.2 Electronic cigarettes: Advertising and promotion, updated July 2021
  • Earlier updates